|Other Minds Festival: OM 8, Concert 2: Morning in the Woods by Leo Ornstein - Other Minds|
In tribute to Leo Ornstein, who passed away at the age of 108 or 109, just a couple of weeks prior this OM 8 concert held on March 8, 2002, pianist Sarah Cahill added this selection to the end of that evening’s program. “Morning in the Woods” was composed in 1971. The composer’s wife recalls that the piece was composed “in our New Hampshire hideaway, deep in the woods on the edge of the large wilderness.” It is typical of a vast number of compositions Ornstein wrote in his seventies ...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 8; Leo Ornstein; Music; New Music; piano music; Sarah Cahill
|Other Minds Festival: OM 8, Concert 2: Quintuplets Play Pen: Hommage to Ruth Crawford by Pauline Oliveros - Other Minds|
Pauline Oliveros writes, "’Quintuplets Play Pen: For Ruth Crawford’ was composed in 2001 especially for Sarah Cahill after listening to her recording of pieces by Ruth Crawford Seeger. The piece was conceived mathematically using a 10 X 10 matrix of choices (- = half step or rest and + = whole step or play). The patterns derived remind me of Crawford's music-both her early work and her work with folk music." Pianist Sarah Cahill describes this work as "a playful polyrhythmic dance...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 8; Pauline Oliveros; Sarah Cahill; Music; New Music; piano music
|Other Minds Festival: OM 8: Djerassi Resident Artists Program Panel Discussions - Other Minds|
Prior to each annual Other Minds Festival the featured composers have traditionally gathered together for a number of days at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program in Woodside CA., to meet each other and offer presentations about their works. In this program, recorded from March 3-5, 2002, you get the rare and invaluable opportunity of sitting in on these far ranging and interactive discussions, which provide insight into each composer’s early experiences and style of composing...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Other Mind Festival; OM 8; Panel discussion; lecture; music; new music; jazz; 20th century classical; composition; world music; electronic music
|Other Minds Festival: OM 8 Excerpts - Other Minds|
A video sampler from the 8th Other Minds Festival of New Music, held at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco on March 7-9, 2002, The composer lineup for that year included: Ellen Fullman, Takashi Harada, Lou Harrison, Tania León, Annea Lockwood, Pauline Oliveros, Ricardo Taccuchian, Richard Teitelbaum, and Randy Weston. Excerpted Performers: Linda Burman-Hall, harpsichord & tack-piano Randy Weston, piano (Randy Weston African Rhythms Quintet) T.K...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 8; New Music; Jazz; 20th century classical; Chamber music; Percussion ensembles; Electro-acoustic; Ondes Martenot music; Piano trios; Vocalises with electronics; World music; Microtonal music; Sonatas (Harpsichord); Just intonation; Prepared piano music; Tack piano music